The UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa Field Day will take place virtually in 2021. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:30pm. The agenda is below, and continuing education credits will be offered. To receive credits, you must register for the event. There is NO registration fee. Please see this website for registration and meeting login information. We hope to have you join us!
1:00 Welcome and opening remarks: John Palmer Executive Director, CCIA
1:05-2:45 UC small grain breeding, variety evaluations, agronomic research and extension
1:05 Update from the California Wheat Commission: Claudia Carter, Executive Director California Wheat Commission
1:10 UC Wheat Breeding Update: Jorge Dubcovsky and Oswaldo Chicaiza, UC Davis
1:18 UC Malting Barley & Oat Breeding Update: Alicia del Blanco, UC Davis
1:24 Breeding Triticales for Bread and Forage: Josh Hegarty, UC Davis
1:30 Evaluating Small Grain Varieties for Grain Yield, Grain Quality, Stress Stability, Pest Resistance, and Biomass Productivity Potential: Mark Lundy, UC Davis/UCCE
1:45 Interactive Web Tools for California Small Grain Management: Soil nitrate quick test; California weather; Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Tool; Seeding rate calculator: Taylor Nelsen and Mark Lundy, UC Davis/UCCE
2:00 Case Study: Using N-rich Reference Zones to Guide N Fertilizer Management for Irrigated Triticale in the San Joaquin Valley: Nicholas Clark, UCCE
2:20 Above and Belowground Productivity of Perennial Wheatgrass (Kernza) Compared to Tilled and No-till Annual Wheat: Kalyn Diederich, UC Davis
2:30 Evaluating Biosolid Fertilizers in Sacramento Valley Small Grain Crops: Konrad Mathesius, UC Cooperative Extension
2:45 – 4:30 UC Alfalfa & Forage Virtual Field Day
2:45 Weed Control During Stand Establishment: Sarah Light, UCCE Advisor, Sutter/Yuba Counties
2:57 Update on Weed Control Field Studies in the Intermountain Area: Tom Getts, UCCE Advisor, Shasta County
3:09 Importance of Resistance Management in Alfalfa: Ian Grettenberger, Madi Hendrick, UC Davis
3:21 Use of Drones for Insect Management: Rachael Long, UCCE Advisor, Yolo/Solano/Sacramento
3:33 Updated on Blue Alfalfa Aphid and Control in California: Michael Rethwisch, UCCE Advisor, Riverside County
3:45 Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Insect, Nematode, and Disease Resistance and high yield: Dan Putnam, UC Davis
3:57 Viable Strategies for Production of Alfalfa in a Drought Year using LESA and MDI on Overhead Sprinklers: Umair Gull, UC Davis Graduate Student
4:09 Soil Health under Full and Deficit Irrigation Conditions: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE Advisor, San Joaquin and Delta Region
4:21 Sugarcane Aphid Control in Forage Sorghum: Nick Clark, UCCE Advisor, Kern/Fresno Counties
UC Cooperative Extension will offer a virtual Alfalfa IPM Workshop on December 3rd and 4th. The workshop will run from 9am to 12pm on each day. Registration is required, and there is a $25 fee to help cover our costs of delivering a workshop virtually. Continuing education credits will be offered. (5 "Other" credits from DPR and 4 "IPM" credits for CCAs.)
Day 1. December 3 (9 am - Noon PST) Weed and Pest Management Strategies
- Price & Acreage Trends -- Josh Callan, The Hoyt Report, Twin Falls, ID
- California Regulatory Update--Dennis Albiani, Ag. Management, Sacramento, CA
- Key Agronomic Strategies for Pest Management--Dan Putnam, UC Davis
- Poisonous Weeds of Concern in Alfalfa--Larry Forero, UCCE, Redding, CA
- Weed Control Strategies for Establishment and Production -- Earl Creech, Utah State University, Logan, UT
- Recent Weed Control Trials in Alfalfa--Tom Getts & Giuliano Galdi, UCCE, Susanville and Yreka, CA
- Weed Mangement Strategies for Pastures--Josh Davy, UCCE, Redding, CA
Day 2. December 4 (9 am-Noon PST) Insect, Disease Management Strategies
- Process of Pesticide Regulation in California--Aron Lindgren, DPR, Sacramento, CA
- On-Line Tools for Pest Management Information--Jose Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias, UCCE, Merced, CA
- Management of Insecticide Resistance in Alfalfa--KEvin Wanner, Montana State Univ.
- Biological Insect Control in Alfalfa: A Case Study--Ian Grettenberger, UC Davis
- Update on Low Desert Forage Insects--Michael Rethwisch, UCCE, Blythe, CA
- Summer Worm Management--Rachael Long, UCCE, Woodland, CA
- Potential Use of Drones for Insect Management--Ken Giles, UC Davis
- Key Diseases and Management in Alfalfa--Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN
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Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Registration: Click here to register.
Registration fee: $9.23
What: UC Cooperative Extension will provide updates on applied research in alfalfa variety, irrigation, and pest management; sorghum and its use in dairy feeding; sugar beets and safflower as winter forages; and personal protective equipment in a time of Covid-19.
Who should attend: California alfalfa and forage growers, consultants and allied industry.
Continuing education units: Applied for California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), and Nitrogen Management credits
Full agenda: Click here for full agenda.
For more information, please contact:
- Julia Kalika, UC ANR Program Support Unit, (530) 750-1361, firstname.lastname@example.org, for registration logistics questions
- Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, email@example.com; Nick Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joy Hollingsworth, email@example.com; or Anthony Fulford, firstname.lastname@example.org, for program content question
This event is open to the public. Our programs are open to all potential participants. If you require special accommodations, please contact Julia Kalika, UC ANR Program Support Unit, (530) 750-1361. The registration fee covers the technological costs of providing a virtual meeting. If the fee prevents your participation, please contact email@example.com for a fee waiver./h2>
UCANR California Rice Virtual Field Day
When: August 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: Online Zoom Webinar
Host: Whitney Brim DeForest, UC ANR County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
Objectives/goals: The UC Cooperative Extension and California Rice Research Station will update attendees in the areas of variety development, disease and arthropod management, weed control, weedy rice, and fertility.
The full agenda can be viewed here.
Who should attend: California rice growers, Pest Control Advisers, and others interested in California rice production systems.
Continuing education units: Applied for 1 CEU from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and applied for 1 CEU from Certified Crop Adviser (CCA)
- Russell Rasmussen, Associate Director, California Rice Experiment Station, California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation
- Bruce Linquist, CE Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
- Kassim Al-Khatib, CE Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
- Whitney Brim-DeForest, CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor & County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties
- Luis Espino, CE Rice Farming Systems Advisor & County Director, Butte County
- Ian Grettenberger, CE Assistant Specialist, Dept. of Entomology, UC Davis
- Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, CE Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County
Contacts for more information:
- Logistics and registration: Rachel Palmer, ANR Program Support Unit, (530) 750-1361
- Course content:Whitney Brim-DeForest, UC ANR County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
This field day is open to the public. Please share broadly to those who may be interested in attending.
THIS EVENT WILL BE RECORDED FOR EDUCATIONAL OR PROMOTIONAL USE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS EVENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Happy New Year! We are entering "meeting season". The new year brings several opportunities for continuing education.
1. UC Cooperative Extension will host the SJC and Delta Field Crops Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The meeting location is the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton (2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206). Please see this previous post for the agenda, or open the attachment below. We will offer continuing education credits for DPR licensing (2), CCA certification (3.5), and nitrogen management (1.5). Light refreshments will be provided.
2. UC Cooperative Extension will host five meetings for rice growers. The meeting details are as follows:
Richvale: Monday, Jan. 13, 8:30am, Evangelical Church, 5219 Church St., Richvale
Willows: Monday, Jan. 13, 1:30pm, Glenn Co. Office of Education, 311 South Villa Ave., Willows
Colusa: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8:30am, Colusa Casino Resort, 3770 Hwy. 45, Colusa
Yuba City: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1:30pm, Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City
Woodland: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:30pm, Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland
Doors open at 8:00am, and meetings start at 8:30am at Richvale, Colusa, and Woodland. Doors open at 1:00pm, and meetings start at 1:30pm at Willows and Yuba City. DPR and CCA continuing education credits will be offered. For the program, please visit the UC Rice Blog.
3. San Joaquin County Farm Bureau and the Ag Commissioner's Office will host Spray Safe on January 27, 2020. The event takes place at the Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. Registration begins at 7:30am, with lunch concluding at 12:50pm. Please see the registration flyer and agenda here.
4. The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy will hold its annual Plant and Soil Conference on February 4-5 in Fresno, California. Program information and registration are available from the conference website. Session topics include nitrogen management, drip irrigation, and cover cropping, among others. DPR licensing, CCA certification, and nitrogen management continuing education credits will be offered.
UCCE farm advisors will be hosting local meetings for other crops, like tomatoes, almonds, and cherries. Please see our calendar for details.